Autopsy Conducted on Conservative Activist Breitbart
(Reuters) - Coroners conducted an autopsy on the body of conservative activistAndrew Breitbart on Friday but deferred a formal finding on the cause of his death until toxicology and lab tests are completed, officials said.
Los Angeles County Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey said toxicology and microscopic tissue studies were ordered because of Breitbart's death at the relatively young age of 43.
They will take four to six weeks to complete, he said.
"It's standard procedure," Harvey said. "We have a very young man who died suddenly and unexpectedly, so we want to make sure we cover all the bases."